Mark Young

About Author:
Once upon a time, Mark Young was a film critic for a student newspaper at the University of Chicago, where his greatest accomplishment was being so late for a screening that he ran into a theater and collided with Roger Ebert. Today Mark lives and works in New York City, where he blogs reviews of films shown at his local Movie Klub. He loves to get feedback on his reviews, and the quickest way into his good graces is to reference the filmography of Jim Kelly. His first novel, THE QUESTION BLADE, is now available in the Apple iBookstore and the Kindle Store.

Website: http://movieklubny.wordpress.com

‘Lucy’ offers fake science, but real entertainment

‘Lucy’ offers fake science, but real entertainment

Let there be no doubt: the concept which powers Luc Besson’s new film Lucy, that human beings use only 10% of their brain capacity on…

‘Coherence’ is as immensely entertaining as it is thoughtful

‘Coherence’ is as immensely entertaining as it is thoughtful

James Ward Byrkit’s feature debut 'Coherence' has been drawing rave comparisons to Shane Carruth’s 'Primer' since its first appearances on the festival circuit, due to…

‘The Amazing Catfish’ is an honest, straightforward weeper

‘The Amazing Catfish’ is an honest, straightforward weeper

An occasional film is required as a reminder that there’s no shame in making a straightforward weeper. One such film, the Mexican drama 'The Amazing…

The proficient ‘Cold In July’ mashes up two genres that should have been kept apart

The proficient ‘Cold In July’ mashes up two genres that should have been kept apart

Indie auteur Jim Mickle has said that his newest effort 'Cold in July' is a combination of Bong Joon-Ho’s serial-murder thriller 'Memories of Murder' and…

‘Stand Clear of the Closing Doors’ a major debut with minor flaws

‘Stand Clear of the Closing Doors’ a major debut with minor flaws

Barry Levinson’s Rain Man is a decent film, but it did commit at least one serious mistake: it gave audiences almost no reasonable idea of…

In ‘The Protector 2′, Tony Jaa becomes a victim of his own success

In ‘The Protector 2′, Tony Jaa becomes a victim of his own success

Thai martial-arts star Tony Jaa started the current renaissance in South Asian action cinema alongside director Prachya Pinkaew with the 2003 film 'Ong-Bak,' but eleven…

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: ‘The One I Love’ is a genre mashup that manages to hit all the right notes

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: ‘The One I Love’ is a genre mashup that manages to hit all the right notes

'The One I Love' is a sci-fi, mumblecore sort of romantic comedy thriller … thing. That doesn’t sound too impressive, so try this: The One…

Tribeca 2014: ‘Palo Alto’ is an uneven demonstration of great promise

Tribeca 2014: ‘Palo Alto’ is an uneven demonstration of great promise

Regardless of the actual quality of 'Palo Alto,' there’s likely to be some backlash against it similar to the one faced by the television series…

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: ‘Night Moves’ is both a first-rate thriller and a study of alienation

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: ‘Night Moves’ is both a first-rate thriller and a study of alienation

If you don’t know the work of American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, get familiar. Her newest effort, 'Night Moves,' pulls off a tougher feat than those…

Tribeca 2014: ‘Extraterrstrial’ is neither as scary nor as funny is it ought to be

Tribeca 2014: ‘Extraterrstrial’ is neither as scary nor as funny is it ought to be

One reasonable response to the credits of the horror film 'Extraterrestrial' might be, “‘A film by The Vicious Brothers’? Are these guys for real?” Naturally,…

‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ is a handsome-looking presentation of standard material

‘Super Duper Alice Cooper’ is a handsome-looking presentation of standard material

If your knowledge of pop music is similar to mine, then you’ve heard of glam-rocker Alice Cooper but know almost nothing about him.…

‘Art and Craft’ writes itself with its mysterious subject

‘Art and Craft’ writes itself with its mysterious subject

Mark Landis is a con artist. The documentary about his odd life, Art and Craft, makes that abundantly clear. But Landis hasn’t spent a day…

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